Joe MacFarlane



Unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, Joe MacFarlane passed away in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Sharon MacFarlane for over 43 years. Proud and loving father of Matt and Jodi and their spouses Kelly and Devon. Adored Grandpa Joe of Daniel, Margaret, Theodore and Sutter. Predeceased by his parents Gord MacFarlane and Jean MacFarlane-Phillips and his brother Peter. Brother to Bernie, Marjorie and Jeanie. Joe will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends and previous coworkers.
Joe and Sharon met in their teens and later married in 1978. They were blessed with two wonderful children who made him so proud with every accomplishment they achieved. Along came their four grandchildren and he became a whole new man as "Grandpa Joe". They were absolutely the light of his life, though he did have a habit of never being able to say "No"! Joe was a true family man, attending every event, practice or game of the kids, always being there to support them along the way. He especially enjoyed hockey. Whether it was driving the kids to their games, playing a game of scrimmage with them or watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Family and friends are welcomed for visiting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-9pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Please call the funeral home between 9am-5pm (519-433-5184) to reserve your spot for the visitation. As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, a limited number of people can attend. All those attending are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. Cremation to follow. A Celebration of Joe's life to follow at a date to be determined. In memory of Joe, the family asks that you make a donation to Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Program, 2180 Yonge Street, PO Box 700, Station K, Toronto, ON M4P 2V8, to help support youth sports, Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at